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Mixed plastics under the lens

Packaging Professional magazine
The effects of recycling PET in the presence of polylactic acid (PLA), has come under scrutiny in the last few years. A UK collaborative project by the Materials Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Smithers Rapra, UK, aims to uncover the facts.

Materials Technology special issue on ‘Biomaterials and bio-medical engineering’

Maney Publishing
This special double issue of Materials Technology: Advanced Performance Materials is dedicated to the theme of structural and functional biomaterials and their diverse applications in a growing and emerging field. The issue consists of papers specially commissioned by the Editor, Professor R D K Misra, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA to review current research in this area. Members of the Institute enjoy free access to this issue and all of the Institute’s refereed journals.

Institute joins Engineering Council at recruitment exhibition

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The Institute and Engineering Council will be attending the free National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition (NECR) in Birmingham on 26-27 November.

MST part special issue on Electrospun nanofibres and electrospun nanoporous materials

Maney Publishing
The November issue of the Institute journal Materials Science and Technology ( MST ) focuses on ‘Electrospun nanofibres and electrospun nanoporous materials: reality, potential and challenges’ through a selection of articles and reviews that report on the promising development of nanotechnology in the area of electrospinning. The issue provides an overview of the considerable efforts on the development of new methods for the production of nanofibres in the past decade, and the challenges that still remain. Members of the Institute enjoy free access to this issue and all of the Institute’s refereed journals.

December SAA Seminar on Surface Pretreatment

The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
Please note the correction to one of the presenters.

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